Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
All faculty and students using live vertebrate animals — whether for research or teaching, on or off campus — must submit a Research Review Request to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). He or she must obtain approval before beginning the research. The IACUC page will provide further information on how to submit an application for a study and what to do once it is approved.
Animal Research Ethics Training
Research involving animals must abide by the Federal Regulations protecting animal subjects (Animal Welfare Act/Animal Welfare Regulations). It is the responsibility of the investigators to become familiar with these regulations and ensure that all studies conducted at ACU abide by these policies. In addition, all research protocols submitted to the IACUC will require online training for every member of the research team. The Animal Research Ethics Training page will provide further information on these regulations and training.